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Felipe Lamoglia

Felipe Lamoglia is a Grammy winner saxophonist, composer, and arranger. He started the studies of saxophone with the age of 9 at the city of Holguin, Cuba, also studying at the prestigious Superior Institute of Arts (ISA) in Havana. His big professional opportunity came at age of 18, being hired to play with NG La Banda one of the most acclaimed Cuban orchestras ever, funded by ex-integrants of Irakere. In 1992 traveling to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a musical exchange program with the University of Sao Paulo, Felipe went to live in Brazil for seven year.

Brazil musical and spiritual wealth through all those years was undeniable, as well as the opportunity to play and learn with great artists including Raul de Souza, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Sizao Machado, Pepe Cisneros, Cuca Teixeira, Michel Leme, Sandro Haig, and others, also performing regulary with the acclaimed Bocato’s band recording two albums together and touring all over Brazil and twice to Europe including the Montreux jazz festival.

Since he moved to The United States in 1999, he have been performing regularly with Grammy Award-winner Arturo Sandoval, participating in diverse albums and DVDs. Later in 2004 Felipe joined Mr Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recording an album Paseo wich was nominated to Grammy in 2005, also touring with the New Cuban Quartet. From this time Felipe have been performing in all mayor Jazz festivals in US and Europe, like JVC jazz fest, Playboy Jazz fest, Newport Jazz fest, Heineken Jazz fest, Red sea Jazz fest, New Orlens Jazz, Lincoln Center of arts, also performing in all mayor Jazz venues across US like the Blue Note NY, Iridium, Jazz standart, Birland( two times), Yoshi’s Okland, Blues Alley, Dizzy””s Coca Cola, sharing performances with greatest artists like Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Eldar, Marcus Miller, Dafnis prieto, Nicolas Payton, Kenny Garret, Hiovanni Hidalgo, El Negro, Ignacio Berroa, Paquito De Rivera and many others. Felipe won a Grammy Award in 2008 being in charge for all the arrangement and producer of Arturo Sandoval’s latest album Rumba Palace. Throughout the years he has continued to develop his solo work and in 2007 released his first solo CD, Dimensions, recorded in Brazil. This album incorporated the Afro-Cuban roots with a blend of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz. He is currently promoting his quintet, Afro-Cuban Beats, also performing regular with Mr Dafnis Prieto sextet and the Virtuoso young pianist Eldar Djangirov.


On the Scene with Felipe Lamoglia